Oh boy, did we find out some interesting tidbits this week! Apparently men will not only dump us if we get fat, they're also imagining our best friends naked. Lovely. At least the sex will get better after we're in a relationship for 25 years? That's if we last that long. Your weekly quickies.
A new Canadian study says that married men and men in common-law relationships head to the doctor to treat a heart attack earlier than single, divorced and widowed men. The researchers insist married men have a higher chance to surviving this life-threatening episode, since they get to the hospital sooner.
Coupledom can be a fragile thing. There are threats everywhere, and even the strongest relationships need to be monitored and protected on a daily basis. From flirtatious friendships and infidelity, to blowouts over friends and relatives, to fights about money, relationships are all too easily toppled by big issues. But it's not just the biggies we need to worry about. There are also smaller, more insidious threats to relationship satisfaction—threats we take for granted as being a normal part of a relationship.
Based on news headlines, you'd think men are hands down more likely to sext (that is, for those who don't know, send sexy pictures of themselves via text) than women. But, color us surprised, it seems the opposite is true! The New York Times reported yesterday on a new study that finds women are more likely to send sexy text messages than men.
You know that really cute guy you work with, who is always smiling at you when you catch his eye? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but he isn't doing it, because he likes you. He's doing it, because he's bored.
We were fairly certain that domestic abuse would no longer be tolerated in any capacity, but it turns out there's still a large chunk of modern America who deems it acceptable.
Ladies, there's no need to get into his pants (or receive a naughty picture message) in order to gauge the size of his package. And forget that old wives tale about the size of his shoes. Instead, just take a look at the length of his fingers.
A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior finds that not only do men like to cuddle, but they believe it's an important ingredient to a satisfying relationship.
n unfaithful father makes for an unfaithful husband. You may now add this to your handy list of relationship adages to live by right next to, "If he treats his mother like crap, he will probably treat you the same way." According to a new study done at Charles University in Prague, men were found to be far more likely to cheat if they grew up with a father who was unfaithful. The daughters of cheaters, however did not suffer a similar fate.
Let's be honest: Botox has become the butt of many jokes. But it was just a few harmless jabs, right? Wrong! New research indicates these injections are no laughing matter. By pumping the substance into your system, you may not be able to empathize. And if you can't undersand your partner's feelings, rocky-relationship territory could be ahead.
When it comes to the female orgasm, most guys are confused but, truth be told, so are we. It's not as easy for us to climax during sex, let alone climax more than once, as it is for them. In fact, according to Women's Health, only 25 percent of women always climax during sex in comparison to the 90 percent that men do, leaving us to either fake it or finish after the fact. Lucky for us, science is on our side, and there's a new study that finds the frequency of a female orgasm increases when having sex with a hot man.
Through the years, fathers have become more and more involved in their children's lives. According to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, and released just in time for Father's Day, dads are taking more active roles. In 1965, men spent just 2.6 hours a week with their kids. By 2000, that number rose drastically to 6.5 hours. (They must be coaching a lot of Little League and telling plenty of bedtime stories!)
Conventional dating wisdom may claim that women think with their heads while men think with their man-parts, but new research from Johns Hopkins suggests that we're being a little harsh on the male species. According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the majority of sexually satisfied men also possess a high amount of empathy. Take that to heart, nice guys.
As women, by nature, we always knew we were a bit more fashion-savvy than our male counterparts, but we never realized just how much sway we really had in their style choices. When it comes to male wardrobes, guys rely on their wives and girlfriends to assemble more than half of the contents. Australia's Herald Sun reports that women pick out and purchase 51 percent of the clothing in their guys' closets, whereas the men themselves only buy 30 percent.
Do you dream of your fairy-tale wedding? Or are you one of the many who say marriage is dying a slow-but-steady death? While there's been much ado about the demise of marriage lately, it seems divorce is having a hard time staying afloat, too. Just-released government statistics show that many of those who are already hitched are staying together.